Server move *largely* successful...|
(Saturday, December 22, 2001 - 17:13 EST)
We moved the main site to a temporary server today, it went *pretty* smoothly.
In preparation for a software upgrade on our main server, we moved our main domain over to a temporary box for the next week or two. This move should be pretty transparent for most folks, other than the couple of hours of downtime about 10% of our visitors would have seen today while we were messing about before the DNS updates had fully flushed-through the 'net.
There are a few niggling background issues that need addressing, and the prices in the right-nav "Certified Vendors" ads may not get updated again until a day or two after Christmas as a result, but for the most part, things went very smoothly.
(For the techies wondering out there, this is a kernel upgrade to 2.4 linux, from 2.2.x - *VERY* much improved performance, it looks like the temporary single-CPU box is running a lot faster than our dual-CPU main machine was.)